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Psoriatic Arthritis Knees
Dx psoriatic arthritis (knee) but now have constantly sore feet and big toe joint? Same condition? Or just consequence of limping?
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
Have psoriatic arthritis in my knees but it doesn't hurt.I'm 42.I'm on enbrel+arava. Can i jog in park on concrete/asphalt, a mile or 2. Dr. Said no.
My leg/knee won't straighten. Have diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis but what can I do to get leg to work properly?
Need evaluation: Sometimes when the knee "locks" or cannot straighten out fully, it means that there may be a tear in the cartilage (meniscus) preventing the knee from straightening. See an orthopedist or a physiatrist ( rehab medicine specialist) and he/she should be able to help you with it. ...Read more
Maybe: Medical treatment can treat the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory type of arthritis. Your rheumatologist can tell. Once the joint is severely damaged, a total knee can resurface the knee, reduce the pain, and improve the knee function. An orthopedic surgeon can tell if the knee is ready for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have excruciating pain on my sciatica radiating to my hip then down to right above my knee on the back side of leg. Do have psoriatic arthritis.
Lets Rx the sciatica: About 20% of people with psoriasis develop a similar form of arthritis involving the spine.Thus, I would recommend we treat the sciatica w/either an anti-inflammatory like Motrin until you can get to your MD,like a spine specialist for a possible neuropathic medicine.They may also do an MRI or EMG to get more data in consideration of an epidural injection.Then its time for core PT. Keep me posted ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After using levaquin, my Achilles tendon and knees have started paining suddenly. I have minor psoriasis; i want to rule out psoriatic arthritis. I don't have any swelling and my nails are healthy. What should I do?
Rheumatologist eval: Psoriasis is associated with joint inflammation and tendon problems. Levaquin is associated with tendonopathy particularly of the achilles tendon but other tendons can be involved including the knee but not classically. Rheumatologist specilize in the diagnosis and treatment of the about aided at time by orthopedic surgeons if damage is severe. Diagnosis based on history, labs and clinical judge. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Achiness in both hips shoulders knees wrists and elbows. Hip pain seems to radiate down to upper thighs. Is this psoriatic arthritis? Also nail pitti
Psoriatic arthritis - can this cause heavy feeling in legs, swelling feet and stabbing pain behind knees?
How would i know the difference in psoriatic arthritis in my neck or if i was sleeping funny? My neck is stiff and painfull all the time
Neck pain: Psoriatic arthritis is rare (about 1% of the population), and is most typically associated with psoriasis, which is a skin condition in which scaly red rashes are seen on the elbows and knees, among other areas. In the absence of psoriasis, your neck symptoms could certainly be due to sleep issues, or possibly early degeneration, or deconditioning. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat psoriasis: Treating the psoriasis usually will help the inflammatory portion of the psoriatic arthritis. If you are still having trouble with the arthritis, there are many options for medicines that can decrease your body's inflammatory response which then will give you relief. See your doctor, and if you aren't getting adequate relief, consider a rheumatology consult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis. The arthritis can affect a few joints (oligoarticular), many joints (polyarticular), tips of fingers (dip only), the spine (spondylitis) or a severe deforming of hands (arthritis mutilans). Arthritis severity does not ...Read more
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